Severe Weather Shelter to open Feb. 4-6

Snacks and accommodations provided in Washougal Community Center

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A severe weather overnight shelter will be open for at least part of this week, for anyone seeking relief from the expected freezing temperatures in downtown Washougal.

The shelter will be open from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday, Feb. 4, Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Washougal Community Center, 1681 “C” St., Washougal.

“We will add other days, depending on temperatures and volunteers,” Robert Barber, chair of ReFuel Washougal and lead pastor of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, in Washougal, said.

The city of Washougal, in partnership with ReFuel Washougal, is expected to open the severe weather shelter when the temperatures drop below 30 degrees or there is snow or ice in the forecast and there are enough trained volunteers to staff the shelter overnight.

The Salvation Army of Camas-Washougal Day Center will be open extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, through Friday, Feb. 8, at 1612 “I” St., Washougal.

Donations of new or gently used and washed twin size, medium weight blankets, as well as socks, gloves, scarves and hats for the severe weather shelter, can be dropped off in the Washougal City Hall lobby, 1701 “C” St., Washougal, and the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce office, 422 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.

For information about volunteer opportunities at the shelter, contact Barber at